Though the key layout and typing experience on the EC keyboard matches that of the Jorno, the labeling on the two keyboards differs. Either will allow you map their keyboard to work with Android, Windows, or iOS, but only the Jorno’s keys have the shortcut iconography for all three operating systems stamped on them. The EC keyboard offers the visual cues for just a limited number of Windows and Android shortcuts. If you’re an Android or Windows devotee, the lack of Apple icons might not matter to you—but if you end up switching to a piece of iOS hardware down the road, it could prove irritating.
Should you buy EC Tech’s keyboard or get a Jorno instead? Honestly, aside from their build quality, I’m really not crazy about either. While each keyboard has a great feel with a satisfying amount of travel, the spacing between the keys and the size of the keys themselves make it difficult to type accurately at speed. I say this as someone used to working on an Apple Wireless keyboard and a Logitech EasySwitch keyboard nonstop for hours per day. I can’t imagine how frustrating using the EC Tech or Jorno would be for someone who typically works on a full-sized desktop keyboard.
That said, if you’re specifically looking for a Jorno replica and don’t need a case, you can save a few bucks with EC Tech’s keyboard.
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